Camera maker RED is planning to bring its holographic phone to Verizon and AT&T later this year.
The Hydrogen One is said to have a display that shows depth without any glasses required, and a PDF on the RED website outlines its planned feature set for around $1,300. That same sheet lists a Q1 planned shipping window, so it is already delayed.
Facebook recently announced a partnership with the camera maker to design a high-end system capable of capturing volumetric footage. It remains unclear, however, how this phone might fit into the workflows of people using the company’s cameras. RED is working on a new kind of format it calls “4-View” the phone is capable of playing, and the Hydrogen One is designed to be modular and expandable so you just connect new components to change its functionality.
RED has a strong track record of delivering on its promises, so we are anxious to see what this gadget is capable of when it finally arrives.